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A Quote by Aristotle on jobs, perfection, pleasure, and work

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on friendship and work

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristophanes on problems and work

Meton (astronomer in 5th century BC): With the straight ruler I set to work To make the circle four-cornered . [First allusion to the problem of squaring the circle]

Aristophanes (c.450 - c.385 BC)

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A Quote by Appius Claudius on leisure, people, understanding, and work

The Roman people understand work better than leisure. Negotium populo Romano melius quam otium committi

Appius Claudius

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A Quote by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov on gold, literature, and work

But if you had asked him what his work was, he would look candidly and openly at you with his large bright eyes through his gold pincenez, and would answer in a soft, velvety, lisping baritone: "My work is literature."

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 - 1904)

Source: "Excellent People"

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A Quote by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov on art, correction, problems, solution, and work

You are right in demanding that an artist approach his work consciously, but you are confusing two concepts: the solution of a problem and the correct formulation of a problem. Only the second is required of the artist.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 - 1904)

Source: To Alexei Suvorin, October 27, 1888

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A Quote by Antoine R. Ivins on belief, difficulty, effort, faith, future, god, nature, needs, optimism, order, pessimism, purpose, time, and work

This is a time when we need faith, faith of a very definite and positive nature, the faith that will lead us to optimism. I believe that pessimism grows out of a lack of faith, and that if we have the right type of faith, we will be optimistic about the future. It may be true that the immediate future may have difficulties for us, but I feel that out of it all will grow a realization of the purposes of God. And it should be our purpose to develop and maintain in our hearts, if we can, faith in God and in the ultimate consummation of his purposes - a faith that will unite us in a solid, coherent group. We must, of course, in order to do that, develop faith in each other. Without that faith we are not likely to go far in promoting the work of the Lord. If we could properly unite our efforts, all of our temporal difficulties could be overcome, I am sure. If and when we overcome, it will be only because we unite in our purpose through faith in each other.

Antoine R. Ivins (1881 - 1967)

Source: Conference Report, October 1950, p. 53.

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A Quote by Annie Spiegelman on cats, garden, hell, life, and work

In my next life I want to come back as one of my cats. They basically pretend we don't exist. They sit like two bumps on a log and watch us work for hours in the yard. They're probably wondering, along with the entire neighborhood, why we work so hard in our garden and it still looks like hell.

Annie Spiegelman

Source: Annie's Garden Journal, 1996

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A Quote by Anne Lamott on beginning, darkness, dawn, hope, justice, and work

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up.

Anne Lamott

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A Quote by Ann Landers on opportunity, people, and work

Opportunities are often disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.

Ann Landers (1918 -)

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